The Augurs: Women of an AgePoetry
Catalog Number: 20180302, 20170407
In ancient Rome, an Augur was thought to be a herald or one who could interpret the natural signs as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of proposed actions. This public poetry reading was recorded in Washington D.C. during the 2017 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, under the auspices of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers at The Catholic University of America. It features a group of women poets, most over the age of 60, sharing their work and views on our society. Eleanor Wilner (shown), Alice Friman, Alicia Ostriker, the late Michelle Boisseau, Terese Svoboda, Kate Daniels, Robin Becker, and Rosellen Brown read their award-winning poetry that is both poignant and political in The Augurs: Women of an Age.
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